Another Busy Week

So I decided to start getting back to cooking, since at the end of the week I’ll officially have my own kitchen! I’m about to do a crazy happy dance and run around the block.

Okay, maybe there won’t be very much running involved.

I basically spent all of Saturday running around on errands after work (yes, I’m still working 6 days a week). I sat up all night finishing a crochet project for a friend’s baby shower, then ended up knocking out in the middle of the day and sleeping for 5+ hours, thus missing said baby shower. (Eeep!) So, my Sunday evening was spent on Pinterest and getting inspired to DO something.

So I started trolling the recipes and decided I REALLY wanted cold soba noodles.

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Sides of tofu, sautéed bok choy and Enoki mushrooms.

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I was really pleased with how it came out. Cold noodles on a hot day just put me in a better mood.

❤ Hojo

White Horse

“White Horse”

Say you’re sorry
That face of an angel
Comes out just when you need it to
As I paced back and forth all this time
Cause I honestly believed in you
Holding on
The days drag on
Stupid girl,
I should have known, I should have known

[Chorus:]
That I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairy tale,
I’m not the one you’ll sweep off her feet,
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain’t Hollywood, this is a small town,
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down,
Now it’s too late for you and your white horse to come around

Maybe I was naïve,
Got lost in your eyes
And never really had a chance
My mistake, I didn’t know to be in love
You had to fight to have the upper hand
I had so many dreams
About you and me
Happy endings
Now I know

[Chorus:]
That I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairy tale,
I’m not the one you’ll sweep off her feet,
Lead her up the stairwell
This ain’t Hollywood, this is a small town,
I was a dreamer before you went and let me down,
Now it’s too late for you and your white horse to come around
And there you are on your knees,
Begging for forgiveness, begging for me
Just like I always wanted but I’m so sorry

Cause I’m not your princess, this ain’t a fairytale,
I’m gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well
This is a big world, that was a small town
There in my rear view mirror disappearing now
And it’s too late for you and your white horse
Now it’s too late for you and your white horse to catch me now
Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa
Try and catch me now
Oh, it’s too late
To catch me now

 

<3Hojo

Weights!

So, I started my weight training tonight. Day 1 of cross-training done!

I have a feeling I’m not going to be able to sit, stand or bend tomorrow. Someone just bring me the stretcher now…

In all seriousness, it feels GREAT to have a clear cut workout routine. I’m glad I’m finally 100 percent cleared to go at it at the gym!

More to come!

Night all!
-Hojo

Just Saying a Quick Hello

Hey everyone! 
I’m just dropping by to say hi! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been working some crazy hours for the past couple months. 

Here’s what’s new:

-MOVING into a new place in a few weeks. (This is EXCITING!)

-Starting (slowly) my new workout routine. Walking and eventually running. Thursdays are cross-training days. Maybe I can actually make it to some races this time. Last time, well, we all know the injury story of the trainer pushing me too hard, so I’m moving on from that…
I’m going to work hard to post pictures, results and so forth starting this week. Weigh-in Fridays! It’s time to make my full athletic recovery from my surgery.

-Vacations! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my summer has begun and that means just about every weekend is jammed-packed with adventure! Camping, hiking, running, swimming, boating, beach trips, road trips, you name it! I CAN’T wait!!!

The next couple weeks are going to be hectic, but they’re going to be a ton of fun.

I’ll be back with updates!

❤ Hojo 

Thinking out loud

So I’ve been kind of on a hiatus from life. Okay, scratch that. I’m taking some time to myself in order to figure out who I am, what I want and why I want it. For the longest time, everything I’ve been trying to accomplish has had some sort of purpose for someone else, to create a future with someone, to please a parental figure, to make someone else happy. This is my time to find out what I want for me.

It sounds selfish when you say it out loud, but it’s really hard to be with someone else when you yourself hasn’t defined what you want out of life. It’s been a few days, and so far, I’m finding a lot about myself.

In the past few weeks, I’ve come across some new hobbies I feel passionately about:

I love the outdoors.

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Now, I know I’ve always enjoyed travel, and have been chomping at the bit in order to do so, but until I’m done organizing my finances (and finish grad school), my trips are waning on the smaller size. Camping and hiking locally has become one of my favorite things to do this summer. Not to mention it’s starting to keep me in shape!

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Best.Tent.Ever.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to focus on sharing some of the trips I’ve managed to take during the spring. I’m so excited to go some new places this summer, it’s going to be amazing. DSCN0716

Okay, so I stuffed the car full of stuff…

Anyway, that’s me poking my head in. I’m sure more updates will show up (hopefully!). I’ve been working a TON of hours lately, so my time to myself has been next to nothing. Taking a break from relationships is going to give me the freedom to do the things I wanted to do without the high stress level.

I just hope it all works out for the better.

Turning my eyes towards the Lord.

<3Hojo